Crowns | Brookview Dental Clinic

By: Brookview Dental Clinic  09-12-2011
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Improving Existing Teeth

If a tooth is damaged or of poor quality, a new ceramic crown is probably the best solution. Installation is fast. The end result is fantastic.

The all-ceramic Procera crown has many advantages over traditional crowns. Besides its high esthetic qualities, the function and longevity of the crown is excellent as well.

Benefits of a new Procera crown:

  • Superior esthetic result, compared to traditional crowns
  • Easy installation, quick results
  • Short and convenient treatment

Treatment:

In the best case, the new crown is installed in two dentist visits in one week’s time. The inconvenience and after-effects will be minimal.

Placing a Crown – Step by Step

The course of treatment described here is one of several options available. Consult your dentist to find out what the best solution is for you, given your specific condition.

1: Before the procedure

The dentist makes a first evaluation and makes an impression of the existing crown. The impression is used as the prototype for the new crown.

2: Preparing the old tooth

The natural tooth is given minor preparation or adjustments. A temporary crown is attached.

3: Placing the new crown

A week or so after the first visit, the permanent crown is securely fitted. Normally, it will serve its owner for life.

4: End result

The end result is a new tooth that should blend in perfectly with the others. Brush and floss as recommended by your dentist or dental hygienist.

Alternatives to an All-Ceramic Crown

Porcelain fused to metal

Simply put, a new all-ceramic Procera crown is esthetically superior to any other type of crown. You just can’t get the same finish and natural, living look with a traditional metal core crown. However, the latter is an established and well-known solution. This is probably why it is still commonly used, even though function, installation and price are normally equal to that of a ceramic crown.

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